Synopses & Reviews
Stair/Reynolds' PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 10E puts today's principles of information systems first, where they belong! This streamlined edition focuses on the core IS principles that are most important in business studies or careers. Readers gain the solid foundation to better understand the entire IS discipline and how to use IS concepts in business to further the emphasis organizations now place on innovation and speed. Readers examine the changing role of today's IS professional with the most current examples and IS references available. New detailed coverage of cloud computing and new updates of forecasting demonstrate issues reshaping IS today. The most recent research on virtual communities and work structures highlights how social networking sites assist virtual teams. PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 10E provides insights to help any reader function more efficiently and effectively as a worker, manager, decision maker, or organizational leader in business today.
Now thoroughly streamlined and revised, PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, Ninth Edition, retains the overall vision and framework that made the previous editions so popular while eliminating outdated topics and updating information, examples, and case studies. In just 600 pages, accomplished authors Ralph Stair and George Reynolds cover IS principles and their real-world applications using timely, current business examples and hands-on activities. Regardless of their majors, students can use this book to understand and practice IS principles so they can function more effectively as workers, managers, decision makers, and organizational leaders.
Built on the successful framework of previous editions, the eagerly anticipated eighth edition of Principles of Information Systems has been heavily revised and reorganized and now offers a streamlined text that covers the most up-to-date and relevant topics of information technology. The overall vision, framework, and pedagogy that made the previous editions so popular has been retained, making this a highly comprehensive IS text. Accomplished authors Ralph Stair and George Reynolds continue to expose their readers to clear learning objectives that are reinforced by timely, real-world business examples and hands-on activities. Regardless of their major, students can use this book to understand and practice fundamental IS principles so that they can function more efficiently and effectively as workers, managers, decision makers, and organizational leaders.
Intended for the Introduction to MIS course. It is the first course for an MIS major and is often required for business students. The approximate enrollments are over 100,000 units per academic year.
About the Author
Ralph Stair received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, an M.B.A. from Tulane University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. He has taught at the University of Oregon, the University of Washington, the University of New Orleans, and Florida State University. He has taught several courses through Florida State University's Study Abroad Program in London. Throughout the years, Dr. Stair has focused his teaching and research on information systems. He has endowed the Ralph Stair Prize in Innovative Education at Florida State University. He also provided funding for the Stair-Harkrider scholarship and the Ralph Stair Prize in Academic Improvement at his high school in Wisconsin. Professor George Reynolds brings a wealth of business, teaching, and writing experience to this book. He combines his business career that spans 4 decades working in government, institutional, and business IS organizations with his exceptional teaching skills to deliver a text that is both practical and focused on the needs of today's student. Professor Reynolds has taught IS at the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University (Ohio), Miami University, the College of Mount St. Joseph, and Strayer University. He has held positions at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas; the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California; and Procter and Gamble and Atos IT Services in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has authored over two dozen successful textbooks addressing various aspects of information technology and business.
Table of Contents
Part I. AN OVERVIEW. 1. An Introduction to Information Systems. 2. Information Systems in Organizations. Part II. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONCEPTS. 3. Hardware: Input, Processing, and Output Devices. 4. Software: Systems and Application Software. 5. Database Systems and Business Intelligence. 6. Telecommunications and Networks. 7. The Internet, Intranets, and Extranets. Part III. BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS. 8. Electronic and Mobile Commerce. 9. Enterprise Systems. 10. Information and Decision Support Systems. 11. Knowledge Management and Specialized Information Systems. Part IV. SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT. 12. Systems Development: Investigation and Analysis. 13. Systems Design, Implementation, Maintenance, and Review. Part V. INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN BUSINESS AND SOCIETY. 14. The Personal and Social Impact of Information Systems.